continuing to share Camden-Rockport’s history, virtually

Camden-Rockport Historical Society announces 2020 summer plans

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 9:45am

    Camden Rockport Historical Society has submitted the following statement:

    Due to the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the board of directors of the Camden Rockport Historical Society (CRHS) has made the difficult decision to close the museum and other historic buildings for the season. Additionally, the Camden Garden Club has cancelled their tour, which would have included the CRHS 1780s homestead and blacksmith shop. Other community events where CRHS has a presence have also been cancelled.

    However, like many businesses and organizations, CRHS is working to adapt. The organization will continue to share with you the fascinating history of Camden-Rockport. And we will do it virtually. Please visit CRHS online at or on our Facebook page. There you will find the stories about the historic buildings that make up the homestead, and virtual exhibits of various documents and historical photographs. Be sure to view our online exhibit featuring historic quilts and the new exhibit on Ezra Bramhall, a well-known 19th century artist who painted spectacular landscapes of the Camden area, many of which are on display inside the physical museum and on the CRHS website.

    Although the buildings are closed this summer, the campus is still open. It is a quiet, peaceful area to the rear of Hannaford and has been generously cared for by Jackson Landscaping. The driveway is just beyond Hannaford on Rt. 1. As you peek in the windows of the homestead, the barn, blacksmith shop or the Howe sugar shack, you can imagine life in Camden-Rockport 200 years ago.

    Please consider continuing your support of CRHS by renewing your membership or making a donation. To download a membership form visit:

    For more information please follow the Camden-Rockport Historical Society on Facebook, and visit the CRHS website.